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Navajo Nation goes into lockdown as COVID-19 deaths rise, Live Mic: Helping Utah farmers and ranchers by feeding families, Navajo Nation reports 69 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths
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Navajo Nation reports 69 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

FILE: A sign reads "Navajo Monument Vally Tribal Park Closed Until Further Notice" posted at the entrance of Monument Valley in Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah, on the Navajo reservation April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials report 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. The total number of people infected on the reservation now stands at 8,837 with 434 known deaths as of Saturday night.

tribal health officials say 76,902 people have undergone testing and 6,525 have recovered from the virus.  The latest weekend lockdown that includes the closure of businesses began after sunset Friday and will end early Monday morning.

The tribe also has implemented daily and nighttime curfews.

Residents of the vast reservation that extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have also been under a mandate to wear masks when out in public.  

 

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